Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison – Young men soon give, and…


“Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts old age is slow in both.”
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Joseph Addison – Man is subject to innumerable…


“Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.”
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Joseph Addison – If we hope for what…


“If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.”
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Joseph Addison – Three grand essentials to happiness…


“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
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Joseph Addison – There is nothing more requisite…


“There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch.”
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Joseph Addison – Suspicion is not less an…


“Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.”
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Joseph Addison – The utmost extent of man’s…


“The utmost extent of man’s knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.”
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Joseph Addison – A cloudy day or a…


“A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.”
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Joseph Addison – It is folly for an…


“It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.”
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Joseph Addison – Cheerfulness is the best promoter…


“Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.”
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